Vessel Sinks – Functional And Funky

Bathroom vessel sinks have become popular because of their exposure on reality TV, especially in home improvement shows.

Vessel sinks have grown increasingly in demand as they seem to be the new middle ground for form and functionality. They have a sleek look, and aren’t made up of random parts like some sinks. They may not be for the traditional homeowner who is used to white undermounted ceramic sinks.

However, if you walk into a lot of modern office buildings, restaurants and bars these days, you will see how these bad boys can turn heads.

Like their counterparts, vessel sinks come in a variety of shapes and sizes.  Common materials used to create these funky functional wonders are stone (such as granite and marble), concrete, porcelain, onyx, copper, or glass.  They can be round, square or have angles to them, and there are even more ways to make them appear trendy without detracting from their use.

Glass Vessel Sinks

Glass vessel sinks can come with hollow openings allowing you to pour other materials, such as marbles, pebbles or even water, inside.  You can mix and match your vessel sink with a variety of different bathroom fixtures to highlight its beauty.

You may be inspired to pair up your vessel sink with a beautiful waterfall faucet which will give you an Asian inspired or Zen theme.  For homes or public bathrooms with wide counter spaces, vessel sinks can give the space some personality without overpowering its surroundings.

Using multiple vessel sinks in a smaller, compact space makes it look cluttered and cramped.  You would be better off just installing one vessel sink on top of a lovely vanity, which can easily add organization and storage space to your small bathroom.

A copper vessel sink would also be the perfect addition to a powder room or a guest bathroom.  When you are working with a small space, it is often better to keep your bathroom lines clean and use lighting to add effect.

Be careful about dropping things in your sink, especially if you are working with material that is absorbent or sensitive to damage, such as glass or ceramic or porcelain.  Damage in glass is highly visible, and in this case, replacing the bathroom sink would be the preference instead of patching it up.

Even more extra care should be taken if there are multiple vessel sinks in one area.  These types of sinks are not cheap and only come out in specific designs and colors for a limited period. So, if they are made from material that is easily damaged or cracked, it will not be easy to replace them.

Extra care must also be taken when the sink is being installed.  Make sure it is centered on the top of your vanity or counter space. In the case of multiple vessel sinks, they should be evenly spaced and aligned squarely on top of your counter.

Sometimes grout is not evenly applied at the bottom where the sink rests on the counter so make sure the spaces underneath the vessel are kept dry and free from mold or mildew.

I don’t know about you, but vessel sinks are slowly becoming my favorite bathroom fixture and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants something different and just as functional in their home or establishment.  They are definitely ice breakers that will continue to please the eye of anyone who sees it!